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Aaron James, right, of Amherst, is set to begin his second season with the New England Revolution Academy Under-16 soccer team.

Amherst resident, Williston junior Aaron James set for second season with New England Revolution Academy team

Monday, August 25, 2014

Aaron James watches Eden Hazard’s every move, making mental notes of how the Chelsea United player wins one-on-ones. The Williston Northampton junior and Amherst resident then employs Hazard’s skills in hopes of improving his own offensive game, but that isn’t anything new. James began following European soccer at 10 years old and that’s when his passion for the sport clicked, … 0

Hopkins Academy’s Evan Delaney verbals to UMass baseball

Friday, August 8, 2014

Evan Delaney got a taste of playing on the baseball field at UMass during this spring’s high school postseason. The Hopkins Academy star shortstop now intends on making Earl Lorden Field his collegiate home. Delaney, who is set to begin his senior year of high school, announced Friday night on Twitter that he’s … 0

Northampton High School junior swimmer Erin Voss sets national record with win at YMCA National Championships

Friday, August 1, 2014

Erin Voss set five Northampton High School girls swimming records last season. On Thursday, the junior added to her impressive high school résumé with a national record at the YMCA National Long Course Championships at Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis. Voss’ 2-minute, 10.58-second time in the 200 backstroke broke the previous mark by … 0

South Hadley pulls away from Deerfield late, wins Mickey Mantle championship

Thursday, July 31, 2014

DEERFIELD — In what was shaping up to be a pitcher’s duel through six innings, South Hadley’s offense eventually came around and put up five runs in the top of the seventh to seal its Mickey Mantle Pioneer … 0

Deerfield routs rivals, championship bound

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

DEERFIELD — In a Mickey Mantle semifinal showdown between rivals Deerfield and Frontier, Deerfield emphatically advanced to the championship with a 10-0 mercy-rule victory at Deerfield Academy’s Headmaster Field on Wednesday. Deerfield was led by a strong team … 0

Ruddock, Ames keep Post 81 alive

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SUDBURY — In a game of missed opportunities to score runs for Greenfield Post 81, Niko Ames came through when it counted. The Post 81 shortstop blasted a two-out, bases-clearing double with the bags full in the top … 0

Metro softball: Easthampton falls in championship

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

To get a shot at the Metro League Championship, the Easthampton Eliminators first had to win the conclusion of a suspended semifinal game Tuesday night. A 5-3 win over Chicopee sent them to the finals, but their season … 0

Slam Dunk

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

At the end of the high school basketball season, the Easthampton girls team pulled a fast one on coach Jay Fortier. The four Eagle seniors, with the help of their teammates, classmates and Fortier’s family, turned senior night … 1

Weekend round: South Hadley, Frontier Mantle; Easthampton Metro advance in tournies

Monday, July 28, 2014

A wild weekend of Mickey Mantle Tournament action concluded with three teams still in the running for the championship. Along with top seed Deerfield are No. 4 South Hadley (16-8) and darkhorse No. 8 Frontier (8-15). The final game on Sunday was postponed due to the morning rain. … 0

Deerfield Mantle stays alive, knocks out Easthampton

Sunday, July 27, 2014

DEERFIELD — Led by an offensive outbreak in which eight of their nine starters recorded a hit, Deerfield defeated Easthampton 10-2 in a Mickey Mantle Tournament elimination game Sunday afternoon. Seth Gewanter spearheaded the Deerfield offense, going 3 … 0

Survey: Teens experimenting with HGH on the rise

Friday, July 25, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Michael Guerreri wanted to try human growth hormones so he could look like a pro wrestler. Joe Badalanato hoped HGH would help him become a better football player. James O’Brien figured the drug would improve his … 0

Local baseball: South Hadley beats top seed in Mantle Tournament

Friday, July 25, 2014

Matt Werenski’s complete-game performance led the South Hadley Mickey Mantle baseball team to a 6-4 road playoff victory over top-seeded Deerfield Thursday evening. Both teams won their opening games and remain in the tourney. Werenski gave up three earned runs and seven hits with five strikeouts. Mario Olivera … 0

Ryan, Vishaway lead Easthampton over Amherst in Mickey Mantle playoff

Thursday, July 24, 2014

AMHERST — Jamie Ryan didn’t expect to take the mound for his Easthampton Mickey Mantle baseball team in Thursday evening’s playoff game. But an injury to scheduled starter Brandon Bennett forced Ryan into duty and he responded with … 0